hi all this is my first post here. hope my question doesn't sound too dumb..

ive just read through sentimental swordsman, ruthless sword and parts of bordertown wanderer and other snippets on the translations forum. it seems that all of the main characters are related, ah fei, li xunhuan, ye kai, fu hongxue.

can someone summarize how they all tie in with each other? i think i read that ye kai is li xunhuan's disciple, but why would ah fei have a descendant named shen hongye, a hodge-podge name between ye kai and fu hongxue?

maybe this is revealed in bordertown wanderer but ive only read as far as the translation. will it spoil the story if i know? hope someone can help, thanks!